monogamous species

Monogamous animals often wind up with unattractive partners


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): According to previous studies, in monogamous species throughout the animal kingdom, each female has a good chance of pairing with a male that matches her ideal choice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals were more promiscuous than modern humans


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from universities of Southampton and Calgary have discovered that Neanderthals were much more promiscuous than people today.The scientists examined finger ratios from fossilised skeletal remains of early ... Read more...

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Mouse sperm recognises kin, competes with alien sperm


January 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Some mouse sperm can discriminate between its brethren and competing sperm from other males, clustering with its closest kin to swim faster in the race to the egg. ... Read more...

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Female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals.Diane Doran-Sheehy, a primatologist at Stony Brook University in New York, ... Read more...

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Like humans, birds too avoid inbreeding


June 30th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found that a strictly monogamous species of bird has the ability to choose partners with a different genetic profile.The researchers, led by Richard Wagner from the ... Read more...

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Mens genetic background and behaviour can project diabetes risk


November 6th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Mens risk of developing diabetes can be calculated by factors like their genetic background and behaviour, according to a new study.While scientists have learned a lot about ... Read more...

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Laysan albatross pair up to raise offspring


May 29th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Laysan albatross employ a strategy to make up for the shortage of males in their speciereciprocity, a process in which unrelated females pair together and take turns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magic of bird songs decoded


March 18th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (IANS) "If music be the food of love, play on," wrote the immortal bard. Perhaps this is nowhere more conspicuously true than of the little songs birds sing. They ... Read more...

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Polygynous males have evolved to die young


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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